2020 News 

Brass fuse box plate salvaged from wreck of wartime HMCS Regina

November 18, 2020 – A small piece of Canada’s naval history was recently salvaged from the wreck of  HMCS Regina (K234), which was sunk by U-667 off the coast of England on August 8, 1944. A brass fuse box plate was retrieved by a local diver and turned over to the United Kingdom’s Receiver of Wreck, who is responsible for salvaged artifacts. The Receiver of Wreck researches owners of wreck material, works with the finder and owner to return recovered material, and collaborates with other interested parties such as archeologists…

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Toronto Takes Part in NATO ASW Exercise ORCA 2020

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – With a rare expertise in anti-submarine warfare and benefiting from the performances of the FREMM-Caiman pair, the French surface forces are organizing the ORCA exercise from November 4 to 6, 2020 in the Atlantic, off Brest. The French Navy invited the navies of NATO allied nations to participate in this exercise in order to develop their interoperability and jointly train the sailors by sharing their practices and know-how. This multi-fight exercise emphasizes anti-submarine warfare. It enables the performance of the French Navy and that…

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Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Next Week

September 28, 2020 – Thousands of sailors, soldiers and airmen and airwomen will next week take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a major show of NATO’s collective force and capability. Taking part will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, taking her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. With her will be F-35B stealth jets from the UK and US, training together in UK skies for the first time. Exercise Joint Warrior, taking place for 11 days off the coast…

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2020 News 

SNMG1 exercises with Lithuanian Navy in the Baltic Sea

September 2, 2020 – Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28 August 2020 in the Baltic Sea. The training focused on multiple warfare areas including search and rescue, damage control, vessel in distress, air defense and anti-submarine warfare. Exercises involved surface and air assets from SNMG1, Lithuanian Navy, Air Force and Lithuanian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre. SNMG1 flagship Corte-Real in the company of HMCS Toronto and her helicopter had the chance to work side by…

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NATO maritime and air forces train in the Baltic Sea

August 13, 2020 – Allied ships and aircraft conducted air-maritime integration training in the Baltic Sea on Thursday (13 August 2020). Enroute to a port visit in Riga, Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 vessels HMCS Toronto and NRP Corte Real conducted air defence training with Spanish F-18 and French Mirage 2000-5 fighter jets participating in NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission. A NATO AWACS aircraft was on-site, providing surveillance of the ships’ movements.

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